The end customer, a snowmobile manufacturer needed a high speed press with a unique frame to rivet and stake the tread on snowmobiles. Neff designed the frame as an “E” style to allow loading from the front and the 10 ton rams would actuate from the bottom and top during the application. The press needed to have access for a conveyor running front-to-back. They requested a separate hydraulic circuit to control die clamps and a hydraulic motor which ran peripheral automation. Lastly, the press needed to complete a cycle (both rams travel 2”, with .3” of work) in less than 1 second.
Neff supplied a Special “E” press with guided platens on each cylinder. It had 15” throat, 18” of daylight in each “C” opening, a 7 ¾” pocket in the center section and a cut-out in the back plate for conveyor access. The power unit was a special 10HP high speed system with a separate hydraulic circuit/manifold to run the die clamps and customer supplied hydraulic motor.